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This Eritrean hopes to ride through Israel like a hero

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 11:53
Awet Gebremedhin, who fled his country five years ago, is a new member of Israel’s pro cycling team, and hopes to compete in the Giro d’Italia here in May. Friends and family in Tel Aviv will be waiting for him, if they haven’t been deported yet.

Israel football: Rebels nip Underdogs, Pioneers win shootout

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 18:12
Both games last weekend were down to the wire

Golf at Gaash, Casspi at Golden State

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 18:16
Mervyn Rabinowitz finished Gaash Gold Club's December Monthly Medal with a net score of 66

The ultra-Orthodox jiujitsu coach who trains Israel's martial arts champions

Wed, 12/27/2017 - 13:31
With a black kippa, a long gray beard and a rare and positive attitude, Ilan Turgeman coaches fighters in Nahariya who reach the world championships

Israeli startup brings in Lionel Messi in move to develop blockchain-based product line

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 11:13
Moshe Hogeg, a co-founder and co-CEO of Sirin Labs with Tal Cohen, posted a selfie with Messi to mark the start of the soccer star's role as spokesman for the company, which makes an ultrasecure cellphone

Israel Football: Swarm top Pioneers for first time in franchise history

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 19:23
It took nine IFL seasons for the Black Swarm to finally knock off the Pioneers, and it accomplished the feat on the road in Tel Aviv

A pro Israeli basketball player just came out - but the real shock came next

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 16:52
When Uri Kokia told Israel's main sports channel he was gay, TV commentators quickly turned his brave announcement into racist nonsense about the 'other'

Israel Open: Yair Thaler and Dana Lerner win crowns

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 16:03
Amos Burstein, playing in 50+ division, scores hole-in-one

Israel Football: Troopers, Rebels eke out wins

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 16:02
Petah Tikva overcomes early mistakes against Haifa; Rebels’ strong start holds

Jewish-Arab city of Haifa refuses to add Arabic signage to stadium facade

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 10:18
The municipality says it won't add a sign in Arabic to the facade of the Sammy Ofer Stadium because of an 'agreement with the donor'

Iranian wrestler says managers forced him to lose to avoid facing Israeli

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 02:27
Ali Reza Karimi says he was beating Russian Alikhan Zhabrailov when coaches told him to lose: 'In a moment, my whole world seemed to come to an end'

Rebels let lead slip but beat back Pioneers in opener

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 14:39
Judean’s win over Tel Aviv caps opening weekend in Kraft Family Israel Football League

In first, Palestinian national soccer team tops Israel in FIFA world rankings

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 04:26
The Israeli team fell to 98th place while the Palestinian team rose to 82nd

Israel’s little-known contribution to soccer history - penalty shootouts

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 09:00
There is a letter that proves that it was Israel - and not Germany - that helped make the idea of breaking ties during playoff matches with kicks from the penalty mark into an integral part of the sport we know today

Israel soccer: Team made up of new immigrants loses two games in a row

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 20:08
Inter Aliyah loses to Beitar Ashdod 7-5 after conceding to Elitzur Yehud 2-1

Slated for Saudi Arabia, big chess tournament to lock out Israeli stars

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 16:03
Israelis are generally barred from Saudi Arabia, while 150 other players are expected to boycott the speed-chess championship in Riyadh to protest the country's social mores and rights record

Israeli billionaire in talks to buy stake in Atletico Madrid soccer club

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 12:57
Idan Ofer is seeking up to a 15% stake in the Spanish club at valuation that could reach 700 million euros

Giro d’Italia cycling race, set for Israel 2018, faces BDS storm despite best diplomatic intentions

Sat, 11/11/2017 - 23:15
The elite cycling event faces controversy from Palestinian BDS activists despite official consultations with the Italian government and its decision to remain within 1967 borders

Israel's rugby team hosts Bosnia in must-win match

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 14:21
Match seen as critical run up to the upcoming game against Malta, the rugby team to beat

League to name divisions for NFL greats such as Jim Brown

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 17:37
Israel Football League begins its 29th season